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Makeup must-haves that fit into your busy work day

We’ve all had ‘those’ days! Our busy schedule makes us feel like we’re on a treadmill and by mid-afternoon we’re deflated and in desperate need of a quick touch-up to restore our joie de vivre.

Of course, carrying around the full makeup arsenal that takes you into your day isn’t always possible; actually in our case it’s never possible because we’re pretty sure our regular kit is more akin to a makeup artist prepping for a Fashion Week runway show than one woman getting ready for the day!

So we’ve honed the travel makeup kit to a fine art, including only the absolute makeup touch-up essentials including foundation, mascara, blush, a neutral shadow and gloss. But, here is a shortlist of a few beauty tips and essentials to help you get through any busy workday looking like you’ve just stepped out of the house.


  1. Apply your makeup the right way!
    While your regular makeup routine might involve using all 32 of your brushes, you don’t have this luxury away from home. We suggest carrying a small makeup brush set such as the EcoTools 6pc Brush Set. Small enough to fit into your bag and still includes the essential brushes required for everyday makeup application.


  1. Tweeze please!
    Believe it or not, tweezers are a fantastic multi-purpose tool and you should never leave home without them. They make the perfect tool for applying false lashes (well you never know when you might need them), quickly removing any unwanted hairs and even non-beauty related tasks such as removing splinters – you might come across splinters in the office, right? The 1000 Hour grip tweezers are a perfect tool to use on-the-go, partnered with our 3. essential the hands free mirror by 1000 Hour – pop-it up and leave your hands free for application.


  1. Pucker up!
    Our lips often lack moisture and require us to give them a little extra attention. Nourishing and repairing lip balms such as REVO Lip Balms are definitely on our must-have list to ensure lips are given the attention they need. As well as keeping one in your makeup bag, pop one in your hand bag, gym bag and desk draw too, just to be sure you’re never without.


If it were up to us, we would have a never-ending supply of beauty products and tools everywhere we went, but the sad truth is we can’t. So, picking a few favorites will have to suffice! Luckily all our favourites are pretty compact!

What are some of the beauty essentials you can leave the house without? We’d love to know.